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Newport by the Sea - America'sFirst Resort - June 18 - 21, 2014
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Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
This is one of the most beautiful and scenic tours filled with magnificent coastal views and the grandest of old time mansions along the Atlantic Ocean symbolizing financial prominence at the turn of the century in America. All of this is mixed in with today’s upscale Newport, Rhode Island known as one of the prettiest cities in America – everyone who visits here loves it!

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 4 Days/3 Nights
Departs From: Butler, PA * Kittanning, PA * Natrona Heights, PA * Pittsburgh, PA


Price:
Double Room - $565.00
Single Room - $724.00
Triple Room - $565.00

Tour itinerary:

June 18 – We head across scenic Pennsylvania and New York with our first overnight near Milford, Connecticut tonight. Dinner will be included. (D)

June 19 – Breakfast included at your hotel before we check out and head to the rich and famous playground of Newport, Rhode Island which will host us for one night. We will arrive in perfect time to step aboard the beautiful Newport Luncheon Cruise as you sail on the water with fabulous views. Enjoy a delicious on board lunch buffet as you glide by the fabulous coastal sites with Gilded age mansions, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Jacqueline Kennedy’s summer home, Hammersmith Farm, the towering Newport Bridge, the famous “Rock House” and more. It just doesn’t get much better than this for water scenery ! You will then love our driving tour of Newport – with such beautiful surroundings including views from “The Point”, Newport’s authentic Colonial homestead and the unbelievable mansions of the famous “Ten Mile Drive”. You will learn about the well-known yachting history, the famous summer residents and enjoy views of historic Fort Adams. Our tour will include the sumptuous 1902 Rosecliff Mansion which was originally built for the Nevada silver heiress, “Tessie” Fair Oelrichs…simply filled with an amazing background. This mansion is best known for the French architecture, and was once attended by the marvelous rich and famous socials in its day – what a magnificent experience. A trip to Newport would not be complete without some time at the popular Brick Marketplace located on beautiful Newport Harbor where you will have time to stretch your legs and meander on your own at your choice of eateries for dinner – it is just beautiful here. (B, L)

June 20 – Breakfast included at your hotel. For those interested, there will be time this morning for photo ops at the famous Newport Cliff Walk along the eastern shore which is world famous as a public access walk combining the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport’s gilded age. What makes the Cliff Walk unique is it is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District. Then get ready for the Breaker’s Mansion tour – the grandest of all of Newport’s mansions known as “summer cottages”. The Breakers is a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial prominence in turn of the century and you will enjoy the views from the estate which is perched high on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean – beautiful experience for all. There will be free time allowed at one of the finest natural Harbors in New England at Bowen’s Wharf – take a stroll along the wharf on scenic Newport Harbor filled with shops and restaurants and enjoy lunch on your own. This area has become Newport’s premier dining and shopping destination with beautiful brick walks and granite quays. Our last touring stop in the area will be at the Green Animals Topiary Garden, considered one of the best topiary gardens in the country. You will see over 80 sculptured trees and shrubs – how do they do that ? Other highlights will be the Brayton House, formal flower beds and beautiful ocean views. We will say goodbye to New England as we head towards home with an overnight at everyone’s favorite spot – Country Cupboard. (B)

June 21 – Breakfast is included and there will be time to enjoy the Country Cupboard shops this morning before we head for home after a great seaside vacation. (B)

Departure Details:

Departure City
Departure Time
Location Address
Pittsburgh, PA 6:00 AM Wyndham Grand Hotel (formerly Hilton Hotel), Downtown
Liberty Ave. Side
Natrona Heights, PA 6:45 AM Walmart Parking Lot
4015 Freeport Road, Upper Front Lot near road where the white lines are
Kittanning, PA 7:30 AM Hilltop Plaza
Old Route 422, Across from King’s Restaurant
Butler, PA 8:00 AM Butler Motor Tours
210 South Monroe Street, Rear Lot

Cost Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, hotel accommodations for 3 nights, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, all touring and admissions as described in itinerary.

For more information please call Butler Motor Tours at 724.282.1000 or 1.800.222.8750!

 


Terms and Conditions:

REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY:

Prior to 30 days from your departure date a full refund will be made (with the exception of special event and/or show tours, air tours and cruises which will be different - be sure to ask about these details when your booking is made). There is no refund for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. But you are welcome to send someone in your place and let us know the name change (this does not apply to air and cruise tours which have various restrictions, strict cancellation policies and name change charges).

REFUND PROTECTION PLAN:
Butler Motor Tours offers a refund protection plan on all overnight tours with varying restrictions due to the nature of the tour. We highly encourage you to take advantage of it, although it is certainly your own individual decision. This plan is available at an additional cost and will protect your monies due to sickness or death, but it does not cover you if you simply "change your mind". An official written letter from the doctor is required for proof of illness or a statement as to the death in your family. This plan expires 30 days after cancellation, if the documentation is not received within 30 days of cancellation, the refund is forfeited. There is only a small window period of time in which you are allowed to purchase the plan so be sure to ask upon booking.

SMOKING & ALCOHOL:
To ensure passenger comfort, we have a "NO SMOKING" policy on all of our tours, which also includes e-cigarettes. Ample comfort stops are made for smoking and restroom convenience. Feel free to request a smoking or non-smoking hotel room when making your reservations. No alcohol is allowed on any tour at any time. We reserve the right to refuse boarding under such circumstances that these policies are not followed.

CANCELLED TOURS:
Butler Motor Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We also reserve the right to change tour prices and itineraries if so dictated by circumstances beyond our control. We always avoid canceling a tour if at all possible, as we understand the inconvenience to you - our valued customer. Feel free to ask about any departure, especially if you are taking vacation days at your place of work.

LUGGAGE:
The cost of your tour includes one piece of luggage per person to be checked under the coach and one small carry-on piece. Any additional suitcase is allowed at a cost of $5.00 per day and this must be paid with the final tour payment. You will be responsible for the handling of your own carry-on luggage at all times.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Butler Motor Tours acts as an agent in arranging hotel and other accommodations and cannot be held responsible for non-performance.

ADA NOTICE:
Any person or group which requires an ADA accessible bus is requested to inform us at the time of reservation, and must notify us in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the charter's departure.